Speaker Elaine Low

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Elaine Low

Staff Writer

The Ankler

Elaine Low is a staff writer at The Ankler, covering the evolution of Hollywood’s business model and work culture in the streaming age.

She was previously a senior entertainment reporter for Insider (fka Business Insider), where she uncovered the dramatic shift in Netflix's corporate culture leading up to its surprising wave of layoffs in 2022, and examined how the pandemic's economic impact on support staffers and young industry workers may have produced a "lost generation" of Hollywood creatives.

Prior to that, she spent several years as a senior reporter for Variety covering the business of television, with a focus on media strategy and executive leadership. She wrote or co-bylined nine cover stories for Variety, profiling Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, Mindy Kaling’s growing comedy empire, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn’s fashion-meets-e-commerce series at Amazon Studios, and Hollywood’s reckoning over-representation in the wake of national Black Lives Matter protests (the last of which won a Los Angeles Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award). 

For nearly five years before that, Elaine was a reporter and producer for Investor’s Business Daily on the media, retail and personal finance beats. In addition to covering quarterly earnings, her IBD Weekly cover stories explored a variety of topics, from the gender wealth gap to the e-commerce wars.

Elaine has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland, and KPCC’s The Frame, among other news programs. At IBD, she co-hosted the Market Update and How To Invest video series.

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
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